Tyler Matzek, Jon Singleton Produce Record Setting Game


Writer note: Sorry for the lateness. I had some real life stuff prevent me from posting two days ago like normal.

Tyler Matzek couldn’t get an out in the second and Jon Singleton nearly set the record for RBIs in the Pacific Coast League during a beautiful day for baseball in Albuquerque.

Tyler Matzek was sent to AAA to get his stuff right but Wednesday was not his day. Matzek walked the first 4 batters before giving up a 2 run single to Jon Singleton. He struck out two and got a light grounder to finish the first. He came out in the second and again walked the first four batters. He was pulled for Ryan Arrowood (Who I had as a pitcher to watch, my bad.) who walked the first batter before giving up a grand slam to Singleton.

Ryan Arrowood continued into the third and Fresno continued their onslaught. L.J. Hoes singled to center, scoring Carlos Correa, Domingo Santana doubled to Center, scoring Hoes, and then up comes Jon Singleton. Singleton continued his onslaught with another center field homerun, scoring 2. Arrowood would get out of the inning and end his day with 2 innings, 6 runs on 6 hits with a walk and 3 Ks.

Lueris Gomez would come in for the Topes and would do mostly well until Matt Dominguez singled in L.J. Hoes in the 5th and Jon Singleton would single in Joe Sciafani and L.J. Hoes. Gomez left with an injury and was added to the DL after the game.

Shane Broyles and Jairo Diaz were the bright spots in the day combining to work a scoreless 7th and 9th. Tommy Kahnle did work the 8th allowing one run.

Tyler Matzek and Ryan Arrowood led the Topes to a team record 13 walks and Jon Singleton of the Grizzlies knocked in a Grizzlies record 10 RBI. He missed the PCL record by 1 (11). Matzek would have had a chance to return to Colorado with injuries on the big league club but he has a large amount of work to do.

Normally we would take to Manager Glenallen Hill post game but we passed to speak to record setting hitter, Jon Singleton of the visiting club.

Singleton was asked if he had ever plated ten runs in a game, which he hadn’t the most was 6 in single A Clearwater but he wasn’t keeping track during the game and was unaware of the record. He knew he had work to be done when he got sent back down. He was told he needed to improve his game as whole to get back.

“It’s all about taking it day by day.” Singleton said, “it all kinda snowballed when things started going bad last year.”

He did enjoy the life that Carlos Correa added to the team. He did enjoy the rare earlier start time as the shadows helped him with his early game heroics. Much more in the audio below.

Troy Olsen can be heard, talking Topes, every Friday around 5:35 p.m, on 610 KNML. Listen on tunein, IHeartRadio, or the 610 Website along with many other places. Listen in and let me know what you think!